First 3 Month follow up!

By Charlieb63 Latest Reply 2013-05-28 18:16:02 -0500
Started 2013-05-20 10:21:52 -0500

Just came out of my FIRST ever - 3 month follow up since being diagnosed with Type 2. It was a really good visit. My doctor said it was the "best turn around in 3 months he has EVER seen" in his years as a Dr.

Here are my stats:

My H1c in February was 12.5
Today it is 6.3
My blood glucose level was 285 in Feb
Today it's at 127 average
I've lost 12lbs

He asked me "did you stop eating or what ?"

No - I just started eating better, exercising, and taking my medication as prescribed.

He told me he thought FOR SURE this 3 month visit I would be put on insulin.
Had no doubt about it in his mind. Said he tried me on oral meds as a lead in to the insulin and that I was going down the wrong path with my eating and health when I was in and diagnosed.

He says. So tell me… What did you change.

Here it is in a Nutshell.

I use to have waffles and syrup every morning with a glass of chocolate milk
Now I have oatmeal and white milk.

I use to have burgers and fries for lunch 3x a week.
Now I have grilled chicken salads or turkey sandwiches or soup.

I use to have popcorn or ice cream every night before bed.
Now I have a cup of applesauce or fat free sugar free ice cream.

I use to sit at my desk on my computer every day for 8 hours.
Now I ride a stationary bike a couple of times a day that I brought in.

I am 6'4" tall and weigh 217lbs. I have a wife and 3 kids and want to be around for their kids. That's all the motivation I needed. I do not need to be kicked in the butt more than once.

This can all be done by ANYONE who decides they want to. It's a small lifestyle and eating change that's worth every minute you extend your life.

My doctor asked me if he could share my story as a success story with other patients. I said of course you can. If it can help even ONE other person for the better… Absolutely.

My next visit is in 6 months. :)

10 replies

Chopstix 2013-05-21 11:25:32 -0500 Report

Three cheers to you! Have some sweet thing give you kiss for me. Keep up the good work. I can't wait for my surgery(bypass) to finish healing. The stress on my body is keeping my BG higher than normal. Am told that is to be expected…

Phillb80 2013-05-20 20:42:28 -0500 Report

Good job. I can honestly say my position is very similar - one big kick up the arse was all needed. I too had a a1c of 12.5 back in feb and managed to bring it down to 6.0 with diet and exercise. What medications are you taking? I was on metformin, glipizide and tradjenta. I stopped taking them few 3 weeks ago due to concerns I had. In these 3 weeks with my diet and exercise well under control my BG is mostly around 110. On occasions I've actually dropped to 80. Anyway, I tell u this as you have a similar story and if you also have concerns about all the meds you take then maybe give it a shot without n see what happens! Good luck

Robyn Heather
Robyn Heather 2013-05-20 16:09:24 -0500 Report

Congratulations!! I am hoping for similar result! Just diagnosed 3 weeks ago and was at 8.1…hoping that I can be as self motivated as you =)